SAP IT Enterprise Principle Architect for Cloud Strategy and Application Architecture Job in Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot, Germany

Requisition ID: 186889

Work Area: Information Technology

Location: Walldorf/St. Leon-Rot

Expected Travel: 0 - 10%

Career Status: Professional

Employment Type: Regular Full Time


SAP started in 1972 as a team of five colleagues with a desire to do something new. Together, they changed enterprise software and reinvented how business was done. Today, as a market leader in enterprise application software, we remain true to our roots. That’s why we engineer solutions to fuel innovation, foster equality and spread opportunity for our employees and customers across borders and cultures.

SAP values the entrepreneurial spirit, fostering creativity and building lasting relationships with our employees. We know that a diverse and inclusive workforce keeps us competitive and provides opportunities for all. We believe that together we can transform industries, grow economics, lift up societies and sustain our environment. Because it’s the best-run businesses that make the world run better and improve people’s lives.


SAP IT Services is a critical enabler of our business success by providing advanced and efficient IT solutions, technology and operational support to our internal clients. Supporting more than 80,000 users and thousands of SAP systems, we are responsible for

delivering business applications be it classical SAP or new SaaS solutions, mobile apps, web & SAP Cloud Platform-based applications,

as well as client technology services covering hardware, client software and unified communications solutions.

Within IT Services the unit Enterprise Architecture team is responsible for all topics regarding architecture strategy, roadmaps & governance across the enterprise. Our key objectives are:

  • Definition of a holistic end-to-end technology strategy and architecture to enable SAP’s cloud transformation

  • Documentation of SAP’s Enterprise Architecture and leveraging it to make investment decisions and support delivery excellence

  • Creating the big picture architecture for SAP aligned with SAP’s product Strategy and figure out how to incorporate new technologies and trends like Big Data, IoT etc.

  • We are hiring an IT Enterprise Principle Architect as part of the Enterprise Architecture team.


The Enterprise Architect helps defining SAP’s future Enterprise Architecture by supporting key programs and initiatives with guidance and advice. You will be part of a global team of enterprise architect experts in their area. The Principle Enterprise Architect must be able to analyze business demand, evaluate different technologies, understand market trends and being able to guide and facilitate discussions across various teams (build, run, business, solution architects, development etc.).

We are looking for a new team member with a focus on the IT cloud strategy and application architecture. In this role you will:

  • Drive the cloud strategy for our internal and customer-facing business applications (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS)

  • Shape our hybrid (cloud and on-premise) operations model

  • Manage our catalogue of business applications and drive adoption

  • Collaborate with cloud providers (internal and external)

  • Guide programs and projects

  • Drive communication with our internal and external stakeholders

  • Model SAP’s Enterprise Architecture in our Enterprise Architecture tools

  • Establish a trusted relationship within IT Services and with all other units in Global Business Operations


Academic degree (Bachelor or Master) in business informatics or information technology

Required skills

  • Enterprise and cloud architecture skills

  • Knowledge of operations in hybrid system landscapes

  • Experience in modelling of IT landscapes

  • Good overview of SAP applications and technologies

  • Strategic thinking

  • Project management experience


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